US Open King Mackerel Tournament

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Thu., Oct. 4

Starting at 10:00 am - Ending at 11:59 pm

Registration. Captain's meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment and refreshments available all afternoon.

Additional Dates

  • Oct. 5

    7:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Oct. 6

    7:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Fishing ends at 4:00 p.m. and entertainment by Blindside follows, with the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m.



  • Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Southport Marina, 606 W. West Street
    Southport NC 28461


The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over thirty five years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts over 400 boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure with over $200,000 in prizes in 2016 with 464 boats.

Admission: Tournament registration fee, but spectators are free

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33° 55' 9.8754" / Longitude: -78° 1' 39.255"


Southport Marina, 606 W. West Street Southport NC 28461

Special Directions:

Hwy. 133 South into Southport. Turn right onto Hwy. 211 (Howe Street). Follow Hwy. 211 South (Howe Street) to West West Street. Turn right onto West West Street. Marina is near the end of West West Street.

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